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Vicks Vapor Rub for toenail fungus

Submitted by Lorna

Massage Vicks Vapor Rub on toenail and in a matter of days the toe nail will start turning dark in color.The dark color means the vicks is killing the fungus. As the toenail grows out you will cut the tonails and soon your tonails will not only look healthy but will be fungus free. My mother-in law told me about this and she was told to do this by her doctor.This works!

The following was sent in by Lyla

It works but takes all of 6 months - I suggest you keep a jar at the toilet. Ever time you sit down on your toilet, remove the sock from the foot that has the bad toenail, and apply Vick's to the cuticle of the toe. I did this for at least 6 months and it cured my nail.

My toe grew a new, healthy nail up under the old one w/o me realizing it. Months after I used Vick's I noticed all healthy growth at and above the cuticle line but I didn't realize the toenail was growing under the old one and pushing it out of place until it fell off one day, revealing a short but beautiful nail. I'm a believer in using Vick's for toenail fungus cure.

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What about Vicks with Lamisil Cream? Comments By: Brian on 2008-09-18
My doctor told me he'd read that a regimen of Vicks VapoRub at night and Lamisil cream during the day was effective in removing nail fungus. The Vicks softens up the nail to let the Lamisil soak in, and the Lamisil kills the fungus. Anyone tried this yet?
Vicks Vapor Rub Comments By: Josh on 2008-09-21
I have One bit Toenail that is a sort of purple-yellowish color, its slowly detaching itself(currenly held on by one side)I remember hitting it on a door about a month ago, and went to an amusement park about 3 weeks ago and both big toes were hurting terrible by the end of the day.I only noticed a couple of days ago that it was actually coming off, so I tood my toenail polish off and say that it was this horrible purple brown yellow color, I can see under i, I dont see any signs of fungus, or so I wasn't thinkin that it was a nail fungus, Then last night I took the polish off my Other big toe and noticed a very small black patch just at the top right side of that toe? So now Im wondering whats going on ..... any advice?
Not tried yet Comments By: chris Davies on 2008-09-21
i really hope this works coz i have tried loadz im really embarresed bout my toes that sutyms i dont even go swimming wen iv been 2 the gym or even for a shower
Cheaper Comments By: Shea on 2008-09-28
I haven't tried the Vicks yet, but if my husband can stand the smell, I'll give it at least a 3-mo. shot. It's cheaper than any of the medicines that my doctor recommended and sounds just as likely to work. Btw, I agree that anything that keeps air from the toe, like plastic wrap or band-aids, logically ought to make the fungus worse. Doesn't fungus and all that kind of grunge like dampness?
Wish me luck.

From a Podiatrists mouth Comments By: Brenda on 2008-10-05
I work in the OR as a surgical tech. One of our Podiatrists told me that Vicks Vapor Rub is effective for about 10% of the patients he recommends it to, but they have to use it twice daily for at least 10 months to one year. He does not recommend nail removal because the fungus returns with the new nail growth. He also does not recommend Lamisil because of the risk of liver failure. He mostly recommends Vicks or apple cider vinegar. If these don't work he recommends that we live with it.
vicks and apple cider Comments By: Lola on 2008-10-06
I just started with Vicks Vaporub and Appple cider vinegar 4 days ago. I put my feet in a tub of apple cider vinegar and i drink a tbsp of it.then i dry my foot off and add the Vicks Vaporub to all the toes. they are starting to look more yellow but i think the toenail will fall off. I hope they do. I do this 2 times a day.
very good tips to try Comments By: Juan Manuel on 2008-10-06
I have suffered from nailfungus on one of my toenails for one year and Im thinking about staring the vic vaporub. Hope it works!
PS sorry for my English, still learning

WOW VIC Worked Immediately Comments By: Bob from Surrrey UK on 2008-10-16
One rub of Vic Vapor rub on my toe nail and it cleared overnight
3 days later nothing.
Thanks to this website I have saved at least 14 by not bying other treatments

vicks and apple cider works Comments By: Lola on 2008-10-22
So I been doing this for a few weeks now....found apple cider pill so you don't need to drink it. Thank God for that... still putting my feet in a tub of apple cider vinegar, and putting vicks on all toenails. i use to have 9 toenails that had fungal, but know i am down to 4 toenails. and think that its going to be a fight for these toenails.... I also started using LotriminAF in all my shoes and putting them on the toes too. I want it gone!!!!!
Good for your toes & nose Comments By: Mark Humphries on 2008-10-28
As a practising podiatrist for nearly 30 years,I have had excellent results.Topical treatments daily takes about a year with debridement of the nail to encourage treatment to work quicker.No problems to date.
Nail fungus Comments By: Patrick McHugh on 2008-11-09
Nail fungus is caused by a virus in your body. Vicks or any cheap treatments doesn't work. There is medication taken by mouth for this. It is a slow process but it works. Ask your Doctor please.
Nail fungus Comments By: Anon on 2008-11-16
I had a nail fungus under my big toe for years that spread to other toes. I had been applying an anti-fungal tincture containing a crushed lamisil tablet from my podiatrist with minimal effect. I decided to keep my nails cut as short as possible and scraped out the fungus with a file as best that I could every week. I would then apply Vick's on the whole nail and push extra under it with a q-tip. I then cut the fingers off of latex gloves to cover the toes and wore a sock over it for the night. Nothing compares to the results I got with this method. I works great and my nails are looking healthy again. You have to have patience and complete the steps above to have success.
Vicks Vapor Rub Comments By: Katie Hamlin on 2008-11-20
I've had foot fungus since probably about 2003 where i got it from the school gym. I tried every method in the books. Lamisil get me a severe sickness that I lost over 20 pounds with. I was sick for about 2 mnonths after stopping it. When i looked for other methods i found one that began to help but it took from 2 - 4 hours a day to do. And I didn't always have the time. I ended up spraining the ankle that to foot fungus was on and had to stop the treatment cuz it took me long enough to get around let alone have to put something on my foot for 2-4hrs. Needless the say the results that i saw as my nail began to grow was that it was working but started to grow back when i had to stop it. Vicks does work you just have to give it time and it will probably take close to 6months or however long ur old nail grows out. It will work
Vicks for toenails works! Comments By: Imablvr on 2008-11-22
I have had toenail fungus for a long, long, long, time! I stopped wearing sandals because I hated the way some of my nails looked. I had heard Vicks worked on the fungus but had not tried it and then forgot about it. I heard about it again on TV and decided to give it a try. I have only been using it for about 3 weeks but I have seen a dramatic difference in my feet. My nails look healthier and they are not getting thick anymore. It is not cured because it has not been long enough but I am confident it is making a difference. Try it!
If this doesn't work Comments By: Dave on 2008-11-25
I tried Vicks and it didn't work so I tried Lamisil, you can now get the generic version inexpensively. My toes are completely cleared for the first time since when I picked up the unsightly fungus in Viet Nam. I also used Vicks while I took the medication. It takes almost a year for your toe nail to grow out, you see results after about a month and a half. There were no side effects.
Vicks is my hero Comments By: pat on 2008-11-25

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